Latest Colombian armed conflict Stories
By FRANK BAJAK By Frank Bajak The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia Colombian spies tricked leftist rebels into handing over kidnapped presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. military contractors Wednesday in a helicopter rescue during which not a single shot was fired.
By David Jackson and Brian Winter The dramatic rescue of three U.S. hostages from a rebel camp in the Colombian jungle Wednesday delivered a strategic victory for a key U.S. ally on the same day as a visit by Sen. John McCain.
Colombian officials briefed Republican Sen. John McCain on the eve of the dramatic rescue mission that freed 15 Americans and Colombians from years as hostages of a leftist rebel group, the presidential candidate said in a statement Wednesday.
BOGOTA, Colombia _ The rescuers came wearing Che Guevara T-shirts and logos declaring them delegates of some obscure organization. They didn't look much like an international humanitarian brigade. And they weren't.
CARTAGENA, Colombia _ Three American defense contractors held since 2003 by narco-guerillas in steamy jungle captivity were choppered to freedom here, it was announced Wednesday, in a daring rescue operation that resembled a Hollywood action film.
By Tyler Bridges CARTAGENA, Colombia - John McCain's trip here Tuesday was part of an unusual three-day presidential campaign swing to Latin America with a dual message for voters back home.
CARTAGENA, Colombia _ Colombia's defense minister announced Tuesday afternoon that special forces earlier that day had rescued 15 hostages whom the country's biggest guerrilla group had held for years, including three Americans and former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt.
A former Colombian presidential candidate and three U.S. citizens were among 15 hostages rescued Wednesday from leftist rebels in Colombia.
By Frank Bajak Associated Press VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia -- Not long after two top commanders of Latin America's last major rebel army were killed -- one in a raid, the other by a turncoat bodyguard -- Diego Canizares decided to call it quits.
CARTAGENA, Colombia _ John McCain's trip here Tuesday was part of an unusual three-day presidential campaign swing to Latin America with a dual message for voters back home.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.